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Self-Censorship of the Nira Radia Tapes: A Critical Juncture in the Indian Journalistic Field

  title={Self-Censorship of the Nira Radia Tapes: A Critical Juncture in the Indian Journalistic Field},
  author={Swati Maheshwari},
  journal={International Journal of Communication},
  • Swati Maheshwari
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Communication
The analysis of the news media’s self-censorship of one of the biggest corruption scandals in India foregrounds the role it plays in institutionalizing a narrow alliance of the political and business elite in a crony capitalist polity. Employing a synthesis of field theory and new institutional theory, this article looks at the macrolevel changes in the political power structure and the neoliberal architecture of the media as well as the internal dynamics of the journalistic field to analyze… Expand


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